Funding

Are too few college students asking for federal aid?

FAFSA completion rate stagnated, despite the rising cost of college

Brady Lafleur completes a puzzle in a specialized classroom at the old McDonogh 35 Senior High School facility.

Brady’s room: One family navigates special education in New Orleans

Brady LaFleur, who has autism and Down syndrome, needs a new space to accommodate him, and the school district isn’t going to find it for him.

Kanetha Brown goes over the days of the week with her charges at her home-based child care program in Wichita, Kan. Brown has training as an educator, but knows of other home-based care options where kids learn little during the day. Most states only require a high school diploma to run a home-based child care facility.

Five things you should know about the people watching your children

Caring for young children in the U.S. continues to be devalued as unskilled ‘women’s work’

The Martin Luther King Bridge, top, and Eads Bridge, bottom, connect East St. Louis with downtown St. Louis. Little of the economic boom that has transformed St. Louis has made it across the river.

Will turning schools into hubs for services help revive dying cities?

In East St. Louis, the school district is helping parents get back on their feet

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

Personalized learning is transforming schools in the Crescent City, but what does that mean for students?

Lack of sufficient financial aid has forced Jocelyn Ramirez to work more than 40 hours a week and cut down on coursework so she can afford to stay in college.

Eligible for financial aid, nearly a million students never get it

States run out of money and aspiring low-income college students feel the pain

Private investigator Tina Blanchette rides around on a surveillance mission.

Private eyes track down kids illegally enrolled in suburban schools

Every year, hundreds of kids are kicked out of suburban Philadelphia school districts for residency fraud.

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Principal Shimelle Mayers gave high marks to the two retired teachers who are among her staff this school year at Brinkley Middle School in Jackson.

Former educators answer call to return to school

Desperate for teachers, districts beg retirees to come back

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